The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest.    Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants, and coffee shops.   A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery. Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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Reporting to the Director, Environmental Planning and Compliance, the Manager, Energy and Efficiency is accountable for implementing energy management and efficiency for the Port of Prince Rupert with a focus on promoting the electrification of Port infrastructure and implementing the PRPA Carbon Plan.  This includes development and tracking of key indicators, identification of electrification and energy conservation initiatives and identifying and leading pilot and technology demonstration projects in support of PRPA’s Carbon Plan objectives.  The position also liaises with tenants and proponents for energy conservation and electrification initiatives and works with federal and provincial government representatives for Energy conservation and Green House Gas (GHG) policy implementation and funding initiatives. 


  1. Development of a Strategic Energy Management Plan for Port of Prince Rupert including a monitoring and reporting program.
  2. Leading the identification electrification opportunities for PRPA and port tenants and partners to help Port of Prince Rupert meet Carbon Strategy sustainability targets of 30% reduction GHG intensity by 2030 from 2018 levels and net zero carbon by 2050.
  3. Management of annual energy usage and emission inventory including data collection from port partners, preparing reports and interpretation of results.
  4. Facilitating port tenants and partners to access BC Hydro, provincial government and federal government incentives and resources.
  5. Development of an energy tracking and monitoring system for port facilities that supports planning of energy conservation projects.
  6. Leading energy audits of major energy demand processes to identify conservation or electrification opportunities.
  1. Identification, assessment, prioritization and recommendation to project proponents and Port partners for operational and maintenance improvements in support of conservation and electrification. 
  2. Preparation of business cases to justify capital expenditure and the completion of applications to BC Hydro Power Smart Programs and to other agencies to maximize funding opportunities for energy conservation or electrification projects.
  3. Promotion of a sustainable energy management culture across the PRPA and Port partners to recognize and identify opportunities and ideas regarding energy conservation, efficiency, and electrification.
  4. Identify and lead technology demonstration projects and pilot projects in support of energy conservation and electrification.
  5. Tracks and reports on carbon intensity of Port operations and throughout supply chain.
  6. Performs other duties as directed by the Director, Environmental Planning and Compliance.


  • Works in an office environment and in the field (outdoors, land and water, remote or wilderness settings, all weather).
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week).
  • Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break (unpaid).
  • May be required to work outside regular work hours.


Formal Education

  • Preference for Registered Professional Engineer or Registered Engineering Technologist or Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • University degree in applied sciences or an acceptable combination of education and experience related to energy/GHG management may also be considered. 

Related Experience

  • Five or more years related experience.

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to undertake the following training:
    • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) course
    • Energy efficiency training (eg: CIET)
    • LEED Professional Accreditation
  • Knowledge of GHG tracking and reporting and management.
  • Basic understanding of electrical transmission, usage, and conservation opportunities
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in writing detailed reports
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills
  • Project management experience of small capital projects
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively accommodate changing priorities.
  • Strong commitment to workplace safety
  • Occasional travel
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by

Friday, September 24, 2021 to:

Director, Human Resources
Prince Rupert Port Authority
200 – 215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2
Fax: (250) 627-8980

No telephone inquiries please.


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Friday, September 24, 2021.


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